Floating Images (Between the Whole and the Part)
Special Lecture by Prof. Elsa Cayo, the Beaux-Arts de Paris.
Date: 18:00pm―20:00pm, 17 October 2017
Venue: Lecture Room No.1, 1st Fl. of the Central Building, Ueno Campus,Tokyo University of the Arts
Open to All Students
The lecture will be in French with interpretation into Japanese and English.
Organized by: Global Art Practice, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
International Joint Project, granted by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) through its Program for Enforcing the Function of National Universities
Elsa Cayo was born in Peru. After studying visual arts in Lima, she studied theater in Santiago, Chili. In the late 1970s she made the move to Europe, where she became involved in the art scene, creating a contemporary arts bookshop in Brussels. In 1982 she made a 15-minute video entitled Qui vole un oeuf, vole un oeuf (Who steals an egg, steals an egg) now part of the MoMA and Centre Pompidou collections. Her other video creations include Nez, Gorge, Oreilles (Nose, Throat, Ears) Le Java, and Homes & Gardens; her films include Que sais-je? (What do I know?) in 16 mm, and in 35 mm Allégorie: Où sont passés les chameaux? (Allegory. Where have all camels gone?) and Obstacle au mouvement. Didier Vermeiren -Sculptures et Photographies-. More recently she created Figures, a photographs portfolio. In her work and development, Elsa Cayo has consistently engaged dialogue between cinema and the visual arts.